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Theme Organizer

Origin offers a tool called Theme Organizer to manipulate graph themes, worksheet themes and the dialog themes. With the tool, you can easily perform the following operations to the corresponding themes.

In the following sections, you can find more details about how to manipulate the graph themes, worksheet themes and dialog themes.

Contents

The general dialog controls

Each kind of theme is listed in a table in a tab of the dialog. We will explain the meanings of the column labels below.

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Name

The name of a theme file.

Size

The size of a theme file.

Date

The creation date of a theme.

Path

The disk location of the theme file, which is either System (for themes shipped with Origin) or User (for user-created theme files). Please note that themes that shipped with Origin are stored in the Themes folder under the Origin program folder. Themes that were created by users are saved to the Themes folder under the User Files Folder.

In addition, there is a Close button.

Close

Close the Theme Organizer dialog.

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Please note that you can double click on the name of a user-created theme to rename it. But you cannot change the names of the system themes.

The Graph Themes Tab

This tab contains a table which lists all the system graph themes and user-defined graph themes. With this tab, you can apply the selected theme to the specified range of graphs.

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The Context Menu in the Graph Theme Tab

Most of the manipulations related to the graph themes can be found in the context menu which appears when you right-click inside the graph theme list table.

Add New

Add a new empty theme.

Edit

It is available only when the selected theme is user-created theme. It will open the Theme Editing dialog to allow you to modify the theme.

Delete

Delete the selected theme. Please note that the deleted theme will be removed from the theme list. However, you can find a back up file of it in the Deleted folder under the User Files Folder.

Duplicate

Duplicate a theme. Please note that if a System theme is duplicated, the newly created theme will be a User theme. System themes cannot be edited. However, you can duplicate them and edit their copies.

Combine

It is available only when multiple themes have been selected. It is used to combine the settings stored in the themes. Please note that you can CTRL/SHIFT select multiple themes.

If the selected themes have different values for the same property, for example Arial is selected for column label font face in the first theme while Times New Roman is selected for column label font face in the second theme using, the combined result will be determined by the order of themes in the theme list -- not by the order in which you select those themes. The one that is near the top of the list takes the precedence.

Set as System Theme

Set the selected theme as the system theme, which means that this theme will be applied to every newly created graph. The theme will be highlighted if it has been set as the system theme.

Clear System Theme

It is available only when a theme has been set as system theme. It is used to clear the system theme.

Show Tooltips

Enable/disable the displaying of the tool tips in the Theme Organizer tool.

The Apply Theme to Group

This group of controls is used to apply the theme to a specified range of graphs.

The drop-down list It specifies the range of graphs to which the settings stored in the selected theme will be applied. The options include:
  • Current Graph
    Apply the Theme to the active graph. If the active page is not a graph page, the Apply Now button (see below) will be grayed out.
  • Graphs in Folder
    Apply the Theme to all graphs in the current folder.
  • Graphs in Project
    Apply the Theme to all graphs in the project.
Apply Now Apply the theme to the graphs immediately.
Undo Apply Undo the previous operation.

Other Controls

Current system theme

It is read-only. It shows the current system theme.

Exclude increment lists

This check box is selected by default. If this checkbox is cleared, then Group Incremental Lists are also listed in the table. The incremental lists can only be applied to grouped plots.

Please note that the Incremental Lists can also be created from the Plot Details dialog box. And it cannot be set as System Themes.

The Worksheet Themes Tab

This tab contains a table which lists all the system and user-defined worksheet themes. You can apply the selected theme to a specified range of worksheets.

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The Context Menu in the Worksheet Themes tab

Most of the manipulations related to the worksheet themes can be issued from the context menu which appears when you right-click on the worksheet theme list.

Add New

Add a new theme.

Edit

It is available only when the selected theme is user-created theme. It will open the Theme Editing dialog to allow you to modify the theme.

Delete

Delete the selected theme. Please note that the deleted theme will be removed from the theme list. But a backup file of it will be saved to the Deleted folder under the User Files Folder.

Duplicate

Duplicate a theme. Please note that if a System theme is duplicated, the newly created theme will be set as a User theme, which can be edited.

Combine

It is available only when multiple themes have been selected. It is use to combine the settings stored in the themes. Please note that you use the CTRL/SHIFT key to select multiple themes.

If the selected themes have different values for the same property, for example Arial is selected for column label font face in the first theme while Times New Roman is selected for column label font face in the second theme using, the combined result will be determined by the order of themes in the theme list -- not by the order in which you select those themes. The one that is near the top of the list takes the precedence.

Set as System Theme

Set the selected theme as the system theme, which means that every new created worksheet will have the same properties as the theme has. The theme will be highlighted if it has been set as the system theme.

Clear System Theme

It is available only when a theme has been set as system theme. It is used to clear the system theme.

Show Tooltips

Enable/disable the displaying of the tool tips.

The Apply Theme to Group

This group of options is used to apply the theme to a specified range of worksheets.

The drop-down list It specifies the range of graphs to which the selected theme is applied to. The options include:
  • Sheets in Book
    Apply the Theme to all the worksheets in the active workbook. If the active page is not a workbook, the Apply Now button (see below) will be grayed out.
  • Sheets in Folder
    Apply the Theme to all the worksheets in the current folder.
  • Sheets in Project
    Apply the Theme to all the sheets in the project.
Apply Now Apply the theme immediately.
Undo Apply Undo the previous operation.

Other Controls

Current system theme

It is read-only. It shows the current system theme.

The Dialog Themes Tab

The dialog themes are based on different analysis tools. Thus, they do not have uniform settings. So the context menu on this tab only has three options: Delete, Duplicate and Show Tooltips. And the table in this tab only contains user-created themes.

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The Context Menu in the Dialog Theme Tab

Delete Delete the selected theme. Please note that the deleted theme will be removed from the theme list, but its back up file will be stored to the Deleted folder under the User Files Folder.
Duplicate Duplicate a theme.
Show Tooltips Enable/disable the displaying of the tool tips in the Theme Organizer tool.

Other Controls

Exclude <last used> theme

The <last used> theme is automatically updated according to the settings that are used last time you click OK in the dialog of the tool. This check box is selected by default. If this checkbox is cleared, all the <last used> themes will be listed in the table.

The Function Themes Tab

This table is used to store the function themes create by function plot tools.

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The Context Menu

Delete Delete the selected theme. Please note that the deleted theme will be removed from the theme list, but its back up file will be stored to the Deleted folder under the User Files Folder.
Duplicate Duplicate a theme.
Show Tooltips Enable/disable the displaying of the tool tips in the Theme Organizer tool.

Other Controls

Exclude <last used> theme

The <last used> theme is automatically updated according to the settings that are used last time you click OK in the dialog of the tool. This check box is selected by default. If this checkbox is cleared, all the <last used> themes will be listed in the table.